Holiday Seitan Roast
5 c vital wheat gluten
1 c chickpea flour
½ c nutritional yeast
2 t onion
2 t salt
2 t garlic
3 c cold water
2 pounds firm or extra firm or regular tofu
2 T concentrated broth mix or 1 bouillon
4 T olive oil
5 c water
2 T concentrated broth mix or 6 bouillon
2 T ketchup
1 T olive oil
10 garlic cloves, crushed
2 t onion powder
2 t sage
2 t paprika
2 t thyme
4 T chicken-like broth powder
cheesecloth or muslin
twine for tying
Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl.
Mix the wet ingredients in a blender. Blend very well. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Mix this up as best as you can.
Now you need to knead it. By hand is quite tough to do but not impossible, so just be patient and knead for ten minutes. If you are using a stand mixer, again, just mix for 10 minutes. If using a bread machine, put half of the dough in the machine and set it on the Dough cycle. You will have to repeat with the other half of the gluten.
In a small pot bring to a boil the Cooking broth ingredients.
Now you need to wrap your gluten so it forms into a nice roast during cooking. If you kneaded the gluten twice just combine the two halves. Form the gluten into a roast and wrap the cheesecloth or muslin around the gluten. The gluten will expand so don’t wrap it too tightly. Tie the roast with twine, just like they do on food television shows. This will make a nice presentation once the gluten is cooked and the twine is removed.
In a pot with a lid (oven safe) or a slow cooker pot that is oven safe, pour some broth, on the broth put your gluten. Add the rest of the broth. Put the lid on or wrap aluminum foil on the pot, sealing it well..
Put in the oven and set the temp to 300 and cook for 1:15.
Flip seitan. Cook for another 1 hour.
Flip for the last time, and cook for another hour. Turn the oven off and allow the seitan to sit in it for another hour.
Let seitan cool before using. Remove the twine and muslin or cheesecloth.
Place the roast in a roasting pan and glaze with the Jack Daniel Glaze. Roast on 350 until the roast is heated through and the glaze is beautiful, about an hour but you can test with a thermometer for it to be 165 in the middle.
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